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Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 12:00pm EST
. former president george w. bush and his wife laura are also on board joining first lady michelle obama and the president. president's clinton and carter will attend the service scheduled for tuesday in south africa. george r. h.w bush is the only former president that will not be there. >>> alan is near johannesburg. he has more on how the people of south africa are remembering nelson mandela. and he's a father figure being honored in cities large and small 1234 absolutely, del, and people here and in nelson mandela square in the rain at 7:00 in south africa, a soggy evening, but it doesn't seem to offend the crowds much. they have been coming here constantly to the many tribute centers set up around the country for nelson mandela. now this is a very ritzy mall. this is really the heart of high-end retail in the city of johannesburg, and it is in one of the richest districts in this country. as we found out today many of the people who work in this neighborhood, as you might expect live in a very different world. mandela square mall, some of the richest retail in south africa. and a sh
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 2:00pm EST
hong honoring former president nelson mandela. with him are first lady michelle obama and presidents clinton and carter are expected to attend the services. george h.w. bush will be the only living u.s. president who will not be in attendance. the town where the former president grew up, workers are setting up a massive dome ahead of the state funeral which takes place on sunday. nelson mandela will lie in state at pretoria. from wednesday through sun. desmond tutu, the nelson mandela center, hosting a service to celebrate the iconic leader. as allen schauffler, reports: >> this is nelson mandela square one of the tribute sites set up around this country. it is also the heart of high end retail in johannesburg in one of the richest districts in this country. and as we found out today, many of the people who work in this neighborhood as you might expect live in a very different world. mandela square mall in santon, some of the most expensive retail space in jofg. part of the sidewalk group of vendors, they sell what they make seven days a week. >> on a good day they might make $45. on
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 12:00pm EST
they make the right decision to get higher education. and next week michelle and i will bring together college presidents and nonprofits to help more low-incoming students attend and succeed in college. [ applause ] >> but while -- while higher education may be the surest path to the middle class, it's not the only one. we should offer our people the best technical education in the word. that's why we have connected local businesses with community colleges so workers can learn the skills that earn them more money. and i know all of you have champi championed making high quality preschool available to ever child in america. [ applause ] >> we know that kids in in these programs grow up likely to get more education, earn higher wages, form more stable families of their own. it starts a virtuous cycle not a vicious one, and we should invest in that. we should give all of our children that chance. and as we empower our young people for future success, the third part of this middle class economics is empowering our workers. it's time to ensure our collective bargaining laws function as they
Al Jazeera America
Dec 8, 2013 3:00am EST
. >> trans's president is putting pressure on president michel martelly who grabbed power with the rebels. francis hollande suggests that he won't have a role in a future government. in an interview with french radio he criticised the inability to stop killings, by saying i don't want to point fingers but we can't leave in place a president unable to do anything, or even worse, who let things happen. he's referring to the killings. francis hollande says the idea is to head as fast as possible towards elections. >> the french president is speaking at a summit in parris. jacky rowland was there. >> at the end of a 2-day summit the french took the opportunity of having so many afghan leaders under one roof to stay on for a short while and talk about the central african republic. it was decided to increase troops to 2,600. and to get rebels into their barracks, into their bases. in the longer term there are interreligious tensions on the country in order to hold a donor's conference. part of the reinforcements are an enlargement of the french contingent. francis hollande now has 16 undertroop
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 1:00pm EST
of the arrest of a top are sellica commander, very close to michelle dosadir, in french custody. the french are not only disarming, but these people confident in us just to come out and watch what is going on. but there are still tens of thousands much people in the city who are preferring to stay at home or in churches, or under protection of french and african forces at the airport. >> now to ukraine where antigovernment protestors are being urged to stand their ground. as police started barricading. more from felicity. >> yes, folly, vitale klichko, party of the jailed opposition leader says its headquarters have been raided by masked men who took a computer server. >>> situation in kiev remains tense as police surround the protestors, angry at their president's decision to reject the eu trade deal. despite snow and plummeting temperatures they continue to blockade government buildings. they also blocked off independence square which has been at the very heart of the protests. >>> well meanwhile, president viktor yanukovych has given his first indication he might be willing to listen to
Al Jazeera America
Dec 8, 2013 5:00am EST
obama was electedded with a picture of him embracing michelle obama. that was a photograph that was taken sometime in the past. because they have their official photographer on handica hand cag the private moments behind the scenes. that is the way to do it. not to do the set up photo shoots. if you capture lots and lots of things that are genuine you will find better images in there than if you a a a tempt t attempt te something. what is your message to the president if he is listening. >> i think the biggest danger is you a then tis tea. authenticity. one of the problems is we don't know if he is doing it. we presume he is doing it. if you trust gl what the world leaders are doing. perhaps if trea it's up front be communication team and they will do a genuine rea reaction themselves. president obama's twitter account is rarely him. him. >> when you were in teheran and talking pr there is a paradox there isn't there? here we have a hugely conservative country sitting alongside something that is very much of the modern age glonkt how do you think the message went down? i t
Al Jazeera America
Dec 1, 2013 11:00pm EST
the program is gaining traction and national attention. michelle obama's "let's move" initiative to battle childhood obesity has produced an album with the group called songs for a healthier america" that features dr. oz. do you goie fresh and the hip-hop doc himself. >> music has been used. so we have taken those at tributes and infused them into a public health program. communities desperately need innovation. >> innovation, inspiration and lots of imagination, morgan radford, al jazeera new york. >> looks like fun there. the recovery effort is gaining new momentum in colorado after devastating floods. eight people died in september. the community of jamestown northwest of denver was nearly destroyed when a year's worth of rain fell in less than a week. al jazeera's jim hooley reports the flood waters may have washed away homes but not spirits. >> the music is back. with it, people are slowly returning to this foot hills town in the rocky mountains. >> on saturday night, sevenlings the september flood displaced residents gathering at the james town america entitle, the town's meeting pla
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 8:00pm EST
door in an automated l google car. >>> first lady michelle obama gave the military a first look at the white house decorations. the blue room tree, is adorned with military decorations. the white house is expecting 70,000 visitors this month. >>> even california is getting ready for the cold snap. kevin corriveau accommodation back with the weather after this. >> and now a techknow minute... >> well, we've had snow across the great lakes and the rockies, cold air in the west and we have ice we'll be talking about here across parts of oklahoma. ice is one of the most dangerous spheric phenomenon, not only because of how slippery it is on the roads but bringing down trees and power lines. this is where we're expected to get it over the next day or so northern texas, oklahoma, and northern arkansas, quarter inch of freezing rain and ice. you notice we have that sliver of ice there and to the north. how does this set up? it's a little bit complicated. it all depends on what the temperatures are in the layers of the atmosphere. this is a 3d rendering of what it would look like. as th
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 5:00am EST
on bank yi. they took control of the pattern. the rebel leader michel djotobia made himself the country's interim president, the first muslim leader. it led to a decision in july to send 2,500 african forces to keep the peace. reports came in of christian groups taking up arms against the former rebels. by december, the u.n. estimated 700 had been quillkill. let's talk to someone from the school of african studies, and from the school of london. is this a sectarian/religious conflict by and large? >> you may say so by and charge. we have got the - it looks at the moment that it's more than islamist side against a non-islamist side. it doesn't make them christian. that's another matter. what seems quite clear is that it's gotten out of hand. something needs to be done as quickly as possible. that also is a reason why the u.n. resolution will take place today to garner more troops to come on the scope to solve the situation. >> in doing so, could they not strengthen the position of a man who has taken power in a coup and undermined the president who had a flee the country, president bosis
Al Jazeera America
Dec 5, 2013 6:00pm EST
michelle, the former first lady of mozambique was at his side during his battles with prostate cancer and lung infections that hospitalized him in the end. >> never, and never again, that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another, and suffer the indignity of being the scum of the world. the sun shall never set on so glorious a human achievement. god bless africa. thank you. nelson mandela dead at 95. >> let's get to the white house, mike viqueira is the white house correspondent and he has reaction from president obama to the death of nelson mandela. mike? >> about 50 minutes ago president obama came into the james brady briefing room. no secret to the fact that nelson mandela was an inspiration to the president. he told how he was not involved or interested in politics. at a student in the late "70s, early '80s, he was involved and inspired in the antiapartheid and divestiture movement. he met one time in 2006. he had visited in 2005. he had visited south africa and robin island in 2006. and the president was just in south africa over the summer, in j
Al Jazeera America
Dec 8, 2013 8:00pm EST
. michelle has to stay and france has to help us hold elections so we can choose a president deserving of that name and leave the country. jadadea has to stay for thetrition >> reporter: there are some people comparing this to rwanda in 1994. the genocide there killed hundreds of thousands of people. there are differences. >> that's with ethnic violene violence. here it is sectarian. religious leaders are preaching peace, not hate. >> there is a growing atmosphere of ven he knew. you can't call it genocide yet. that would be an imprudent. but what's certain is that from now on, in central africa republic, soil will never be same again. >> there are many examples in history of where international forces have intervened too late. for the world, it's finally, taking notice that what is happening herays, bongee. >> praising for new mexico new mexico range from pulpits around the world on this national day of prayer in south africa. members of all faiths honor the former president, a steady flow of mourners stopped by his home in johan he isburg. nigeria called for three days of mourning a
Al Jazeera America
Dec 9, 2013 6:00am EST
, michelle obama. we are live in mandela square where people are paying tribute to the former leader. good morning. >> good morning, dell. we're in santon, one of the wealthier areas of the city. this scene is being repeated across the country, candles, some electric, some real, people dropping by to drop off little mementos, lay down flowers and take a moment to be quiet in the presence of the great man himself. there's a huge statue at the end of the square. this is high end real estate, some of the priceyest real estate in the country. a lot of companies have office space in this neighborhood. nearby in the township, which we visited today, this is the place where nelson mandela first lived when he ran away from home so long ago and came to johannesburg. this is going to be one of the back drops for these celebrations of his life, unemployment in this country right now is about 25%, and according to european monitor labor survey, about 70% of those unemployed are 15-35 years old, the very young in south africa, face in considerable challenges at this point. so as the word leaders gather
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